Police in Fort Pierce, Florida arrested a man and a woman for shoplifting at a Walmart. While searching them, police found crack cocaine and pills on the man. The suspect, it turned out, was a professional in the crack cocaine distribution industry:
"While weighing the narcotics on a scale at the county jail, Ames yelled from the back of my patrol car that I was doing it wrong. Ames told me . . . that I needed to press the scale button to grams," a report states. "Ames told me that the reason he knew how to separate/weigh crack cocaine and pills is because that's what he does for a living."
Career paths involving crack cocaine generally are frowned upon by law enforcement.